Roy Turk

Roy Kenneth Turk (September 20, 1892 – November 30, 1934) was an American songwriter and lyricist, he frequently collaborated with composer Fred E. Ahlert – their popular 1929 song "Mean to Me" has become a jazz standard. He worked with many other composers, including for film lyrics. Turk was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 20th, 1892 (New York City), Died November 30th, 1934 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 176-200 of 379 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia [W]147976 10-in. 2/20/1929 Mean to me Gay Ellis and her Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W148030 10-in. 3/11/1929 Mean to me Ruth Etting Female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148032 10-in. 3/6/1929 Mean to me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W148033 10-in. 3/6/1929 The one that I love loves me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Columbia 148070 10-in. 3/14/1929 I'll tell the world (You're all the world to me) Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148072 10-in. 3/14/1929 The one that I love loves me Arthur Ross and his Westerners ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 148373 10-in. 4/23/1929 To be in love (Espesh'lly with you) Harry Barth's Mississippians ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]148508 10-in. 5/10/1929 To be in love (Espesh'lly with you) Sammy Fain Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148527 10-in. 5/14/1929 To be in love Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148591 10-in. 6/14/1929 When I see my sugar (I get a lump in my throat) Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148867 10-in. 8/13/1929 Marianne Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148872 10-in. 8/13/1929 Marianne Sam Lanin Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]149611 10-in. 12/23/1929 Navy blues Sammy Fain Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149844 10-in. 6/13/1930 You never did that before Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W150078 10-in. 3/13/1930 The "free and easy" The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150087 10-in. 3/13/1930 It must be you The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 150125 10-in. 3/26/1930 The "free and easy" Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150158 10-in. 4/9/1930 The whole darned thing's for you The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150457 10-in. 4/11/1930 Into my heart Johnny Morris ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 150526 10-in. 5/23/1930 Into my heart Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150970 10-in. 11/24/1930 We're friends again Mickie Alpert and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151237 10-in. 1/20/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W151291 10-in. 2/9/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Johnny Walker and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]151332 10-in. 2/18/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151334 10-in. 2/20/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
(Results 176-200 of 379 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Turk, Roy," accessed March 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.

Turk, Roy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.

"Turk, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 March 2021.

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